Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Kingdom of Paradise = Tenchi no Mon!!!!!

Finally!!!! That elusive game "Kingdom of Paradise" has shown itself!!
From IGN:
"Based in a fantasy realm, Kingdom of Paradise tells the story of the fall into chaos when the Kirin clan broke 300 years of peace between five martial clans in the land of Ohka. The warrior Shinbu has set out, after his clan was destroyed by the assault, to find a way to restore peace to Ohka. Besides its sprawling adventure story across 20 hours of play, Kingdom of Paradise distinguishes itself on PSP with a unique style to its action combat, where you can select from more than 150 sword attack styles and increase your skills in battles that combine realtime action and turn-based battle customization. The game also features downloadable extra skills and items (including an exclusive sword) over a wireless connection to the net, two-player battles over an ad-hoc wireless connection, skill trading (also over ad-hoc wireless with another player), and designs by Korean animator Ko Jinho."

Thursday, August 18, 2005

PSP Ys pushed into 2006 - PSP News at GameSpot

Bad news, guys!! :(
PSP Ys pushed into 2006 - PSP News at GameSpot

This is a hard blow on the PSP RPG scene (if there was such a thing).

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Baten Kaitos

The more I play this game, the more I like it. Battles are really fun, now that I figured that I needed to setup my deck :) I played for the first 5 hours of the game with the default deck + passes to fill in the blanks... Oh boy.. If you play this game, make sure you add new Magnus to your deck as you get them, and remove old less powerful ones...
I still think the voiceovers suck!!
It would be really cool if you could have the voices in japanese and the text in english.. I wonder if one could create such a disc by using both the american and jap versions of the game, and replaced some files in one with files from the other.. it could work.. But to be able to do such a thing, you would need some sort of mod-chip.. If I had one, I would really try to do this, as it would make this game so much more enjoyable.....

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Eternal Darkness and Baten Kaitos

I have not been able to find Eternal Darkness...
I tried Circuit City, Target, Gamestop, Electronics Boutique, and even Walmart so far, and nothing...
I eneded up buying Baten Kaitos at EB for now.. I've played like 5 hours so far..

I really thought I was not going to like the battle system too much (as it is a turn-based, card based system, with real time elements); but I must say that it's a lot of fun..
The music is also very good, and the graphics for the battles are gorgeous..
The in game backgrounds are beautiful, but pre-rendered, which is not common now a days; and not necesarily a good thing..

What I hate the most about the game is the dubbed voice overs.. I'm sorry Namco localization team; but you did a terrible job at this.. Not only the acting leaves a lot to be desired, but the sound files seem to have been compressed with a really low bitrate (or something), and some sequences sound like if the character was talking from inside a cardboard box!!

This, as opposed to really good dub jobs like the ones for FF X or ToS, is really sad.
It's a very good thing that the clips can be turned off, or skipped during the game, though.

The story is good so far; but we'll see.. as I've only played 5 hours..


RPGamer has an article and a preview about Popolocrois.
In the article they mention an early October release for Popolocrois; which doesn't quite match the 9/27 date we knew about, but it's fairly close.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Legend of Heroes (Gagharv Trilogy 2)

Gamestop has it scheduled for 10/18/05...

Remember that this is in fact : "Eiyuu Densetsu Gagharv Trilogy: Akai Shizuku".. I wonder if it really is coming out this October... Release dates seem to be so "dynamic"...

If it does in fact come out this soon; then this is great news for us!

As far as DS titles go, the only one that seems interesting is "Lunar" (Dragon Song). According to gamestop, it's coming out 9/27

More ToS

There's so much I didn't do in ToS!...
I'm going to the Mall today, so yesterday I spent a couple hours on ToS.. I know I finished it.. But there's lots of things I didn't do...
I found out that the final boss is a wimp compared to other enemies.. (Abyssion, the final team in the colliseum advanced singles)
I also found out that there was something I could have done so that Kratos would have been in my party, but I don't have a savegame that old.. Oh well..

Thursday, August 11, 2005

I finished ToS

What a great game!! It was refreshing playing something this fun! It took me around 55hours to complete the game; and I know I didn't finish all the sub-quests. You can easily play this game for 80+ hours.
I thought that Kratos was the coolest character in this game, and came across a "Kratos" Club... Which I personally think it's a bit too much!
Darkmoon recomended I try "Eternal Darkness" (its not a Jap-RPG, but a Lovecraft's inspired adventure).. I'll see if I find it.. I went to both Circuit City and Target yesterday, and no luck!. I'll try Electronic Boutique and Game Spot today.. I need a hair cut anyways, so I'll go to the mall after work..

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Advent Children

The Final Fantasy movie that we've all been expecting is almost out!!
34 days, 18 hours and 11 minutes, according to the official webpage.
My only hope is that they don't dub it.. or if they do, that they still provide the original japanese voice track!!

Monday, August 01, 2005

Upcoming Titles / Lunch Dates -Update-

I think it's time to take a look at the coming titles, and their lunch dates!!


PoPoLo Crois: 9/27/05
FF Advent Children (Movie): 09/30
Kingdom of Paradise: 11/15/05
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim: 12/1/05

Big disconnect on Ys..

So in short, still a long ways for the first PSP RPG; almost 2 months...

Lack of updates


I wanted to say sorry for the lack of updates.. I've been a little busy trying to do some development on the PSP (look at, also still playing ToS... (It's a great game!!), and ToP on the PSP...